Top Qualities of Moissanite That Makes it Far Greater Than Other Gemstones In The World
Produced from a breakthrough discovery, Moissanite is a rare gem adored by the jewellery industry for its exceptional features. If you think Moissanite jewelry will make for a perfect gift for your loved one, Moissanite Rings by Moi Moi Fine Jewellery offers an extensive range of classic and contemporary Moissanite rings crafted from 18k white, yellow or platinum gold.
If you haven’t come across Moissanite, here are some facts to enlighten you what this gemstone is all about.
What is Moissanite?
Discovered by Dr. Henri Moissan in 1893 from minute quantities of a new mineral in an ancient meteorite in Arizona, Moissanite is a unique type of jewel known for its shimmering brilliance, fire, luster, durability and hardness. However, naturally occurring moissanite is extremely rare and it can only be found in microscopic crystals. These crystals are too small that it cannot even create a pair of tiny pieces of jewelry. Through years of research by Charles & Colvard, they had discovered a breakthrough combination of science and art that allowed for the creation of Moissanite. Nowadays, the gemstone grows from a moissanite seed crystal that takes months to start and produce a single jewel. This process is very difficult and is only performed by only one company in the world.
What makes Moissanite stand out from the world of gems?
To start off, Moissanite is globally appreciated for its durability and hardness. Studies have even shown that it is sturdier than an average diamond because it doesn’t have any natural fractures that can crack the stone if it is subjected to an impact of some kind. Also, it has a Mohs Hardness rating of 9.25, making it pretty tough.
What makes this jewel even better is that it significantly has more fire, brilliance and luster at a fraction of the cost of a diamond. As quoted by the jewellery leader himself, Allan Hodgkinson, “the optical properties provide diamond with its brilliance, luster and fire. Moissanite outperforms diamond on all counts.” Apart from diamonds, this outstanding yet super rare gemstone rivals ruby, emerald and other fine gemstones in the market.
The incredibly beautiful Moissanite is available in a near-colorless form or in a limited number of green and yellow tints that is absolutely brilliant and highly dispersive. It also boasts an unparalleled sparkle and shine that will last a lifetime. No wonder why many jewellers across the world choose this gemstone over diamonds.
What type of jewelry can be made out of Moissanite?
The mesmerising beauty of this stone’s appearance makes it the perfect choice of stone for any types of jewelry. It can come in many fancy shapes and sizes and can be used to create truly unique pieces of jewelry such as earrings, rings, necklace pendants and so many more.
Where to buy Moissanite?
Although there is only one company – Charles and Colvard – that manufactures Moissanite, you can find Moissanite jewellery in several jewellery stores across Australia. If you haven’t seen this beauty before, you can check out Moissanite Rings by Moi Moi Fine Jewellery. Their stores are located in Sydney, Perth and around Australia.
For more information about Moissanite Rings by Moi Moi Fine Jewellery, contact them at 02-9261-0200 or visit their flagship store at Sydney’s Queen Victoria Building.